Tite has spoken to Coutinho about what he thinks he should do.

Brazil boss Tite reveals what he's told Philippe Coutinho to do about his future

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Philippe Coutinho's future will finally be sorted one way or another over the next 48 hours.

Barcelona could still sign the Brazilian on Friday because unlike the UK transfer window, the European market will be open until the evening of September 1st.

Liverpool are therefore bracing themselves for one last battle as they continue to hold firm on their stance that they won't be selling the playmaker.

It's commendable that the Reds haven't given in to player power after Coutinho handed in a transfer request earlier this month. Just as Southampton and Arsenal have done with Virgil van Dijk and Alexis Sanchez respectively, maybe we're seeing a new dawn of Premier League clubs learning to stand their ground.

Upon telling the club that he didn't want to play for them again, Coutinho was told he had already committed to a new contract and needed to respect it.

There are those Liverpool fans who think that FSG should cash in, with the Blaugrana likely to make one last offer in excess of £130million. And judging by Liverpool's performance in the 4-0 win over Arsenal, they can get by just fine without their star man.

It remains to be seen where the 25-year-old will ultimately end up, but one thing's for sure - he's made his feelings known.

Currently away on international duty, the former Inter Milan man will have had plenty of people in his ear telling him to follow his dream and push for a move to the Nou Camp.

Tite's advice 

Brazil manager Tite has stopped short of going that far; however, his comments won't have impressed Jurgen Klopp, as it's very easy to interpret them as him encouraging Coutinho to leave Anfield.

"You have to go somewhere where you feel happy," Tite said, per Sport.

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"Of course I've talked to Coutinho, but I know my limit and I can not talk about one club or another, I try to be discreet and fair, so I only recommended that I try to be happy."

The Seleção boss has already irked Klopp by calling his player up for the World Cup qualifiers when he is supposedly suffering from a back injury.

This isn't going to go down well on Merseyside.

Do you expect Coutinho to give his all for Liverpool if he does stay? Have your say in the comments. 

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